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I'm trying to run Folding@home on a Linux box. After configuration, I get the following output:

[17:33:20] Work directory not found. Creating...
[17:33:20] Could not open work queue, generating new queue...
[17:33:20] - Preparing to get new work unit...
[17:33:20] + Attempting to get work packet
[17:33:20] - Connecting to assignment server
[17:33:20] - Couldn't send HTTP request to server
[17:33:20] + Could not connect to Assignment Server

In other words, it can't connect to the Folding@home server. My box is connected to the Internet and doesn't have any unusual proxy settings; I can use curl just fine, for instance. Yet Folding@home has consistently refused to connect to any server. I've tried this several times over the last couple of days. Any ideas?

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migrated from Aug 21 '09 at 0:08

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(I posted this question initially. Apologies for using StackOverflow rather than SuperUser—now I reaize the error of my ways.)

This turned out to be a temporary problem. I tried the same steps again a couple of days later, and it connected to the Folding@home server just fine. Evidently, I had exceptionally bad luck on my first several tries.

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Contact about getting the question linked to your SuperUser account – ChrisF Sep 6 '09 at 17:59

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